Honoring 9/11 Victims With Service

Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks when terrorists hijacked airliners, flying two into the World Trade Center towers in New York City and one into the Pentagon. Another hijacked plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania when passengers fought back against the hijackers.

Gov. Bev Perdue announced that national service programs, AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will participate during the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Members will participate in food drives, collecting and distributing non-perishable food to their local food banks and pantries.

One such project is taking place through the ECU College of Education, Project HEART. Members and volunteers will be holding canned food drives to benefit the food banks. They will also package food for needy families in Greenville on Saturday from 9 a.m - 12 p.m. They also plan to bag potatoes for supplemental meals for families. For information contact Betty Beacham, program director at (252) 328-1849.

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  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Sep 11, 2010 at 02:20 PM
    I hope that those who are able have a flag at half mast today.
  • by pg Location: enc on Sep 10, 2010 at 05:08 PM
    I haven't forgotten.God bless america and protect our troops.
  • by An American Just Like You Location: NC on Sep 10, 2010 at 10:16 AM
    @ Anonymous 12:01 PM - I sense a judgment in your comment. If I don't post on this story, does that mean I have forgotten? There's a certain rhetoric being tossed about regarding September 11 this year implying that you have to act a certain way or participate in certain Sept. 11 memorial events or you've obviously forgotten, are less patriotic, or, dare we say it, not "real Americans". Please don't use Sept. 11 to divide us. Please don't politicize it. I am American, I felt the pain of September 11 deeply, but I will remember it in MY way and will not have others cast doubt on my sincerity or depth of emotions because I don't mourn the way they do, or vote the way they do, or worship the way they do.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2010 at 09:01 AM
    It is a shame that there are so many that will post on other stories but not one post on this story. We will never forget. God Bless America.

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